intrigue

And just some fun movie trivia before I go: No movie released in January has ever grossed $100 million at the box office (the closest so far: Save the Last Dance in 2001 with $91M total). Did you know that January is usually the month in which studios dump films that didn’t work out? I didn’t until today. Along Came Polly so far is at $36M.

Friday Five

At this moment, what is your favorite…

1. …song? The two I can’t get out of my head are “Annie Waits” and “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds, though I’ve been listening to/worshipping Joni Mitchell’s “Case of You” for a while, and I have many, many old favorites… it’s like picking a favorite child from among 1,000 perfect kids.

2. …food? Pasta. Any kind, almost any sauce, almost any where.

3. …tv show? “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

4. …scent? Oil of Olay pink soap, Avon pink bubble bath, certain B&B candles

5. …quote? There are dozens of quotes I love. I’ll pull from books since I write those down (usually). How about two from Philip Pullman’s The Subtle Knife:
1). “You think things have to be possible? Things have to be true.” (p. 323)
2). “‘There are two great powers,’ the man said, ‘and they’ve been fighting since time began. Every advance in human life, every scrap of knowledge and wisdom and decency we have has been torn by one side from the teeth of the other. Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know more and be wiser and strong, and those who want us to ober and be humble and submit.'” (p. 320)
And one from The Amber Spyglass:
3). “‘When you stopped believing in God,’ he went on, ‘did you stop believing in good and evil?’
‘No. But I stopped believing there was a power of good and a power of evil that were outside of us. And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are. All we can say is that this is a good deed, because it helps someone, or that’s an evil one, because it hurts them. People are too complicated to have simple labels.'” (p. 398)
And one from Tom Averill’s Secrets of the Tsil Cafe, just for fun:
“‘What does going crazy mean?’ I asked Cocoa.
‘Be glad you don’t know,’ she said. She rolled her eyes. ‘When you find out, it’s going to be too late.'” (p. 87)

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